Field-Scale Organic Vegetable Production with Beechlawn (March)

Event Date:

March 27, 2024

Event Time:

9:30 am

Event Location:

Beechlawn Organic Farm

Please note – we have also added a second set of course dates beginning in April – sign up HERE:

NOTS are delighted to confirm a new field scale organic veg production course with Beechlawn Organic Farm – one of the leading organic vegetable enterprises in the country. Taking place on site at Beechlawn in Ballinasloe, Co Galway, this is a 4-day course spanning the growing season.

You will visit Beechlawn in March, May, July and September for a series of in-depth course days run by Padraig Fahy. Each session will focus on season-specific learning topics, and feature high-level instruction on field-scale organic vegetable production.

  • Dates: March 27th, May 15th, July 10th & September 11th
  • Venue: Beechlawn Organic Farm, Ballinasloe, Co Galway
  • Times: 9.30am – 4.30pm each day
  • Cost: Just €140 when you come through NOTS
  • Places: Limited – sign up today to secure your place

See below breakdown of each course day:

Spring Session – Wednesday March 27th:

  • Soil Analysis
  • Nutrient Budgeting
  • Crop Programme
  • Protected Cropping
  • Machinery and Utilising It.
  • Source Plants and Raw Materials
  • Markets

Summer Training – Wednesday May 15th:

  • Plant Health and Nutrient requirements
  • Weed Control
  • What to plant in Summer
  • Plant Raising – What’s involved?
  • Harvesting Techniques
  • Irrigation Systems

Autumn Training – Wednesday July 10th:

  • Cover Crops establishment, varieties, Functions
  • Autumn plantings and Sowings
  • Harvesting and Yield calculations
  • Protected Cropping, Options for Winter
  • Pest and Disease control  September – November
  • Review Summer production.

Winter Training – Wednesday September 11th:

  • Crop planning for 2025
  • Seed varieties
  • Machinery Maintenance
  • Field storage v Fridge storage
  • Harvesting techniques and Efficiencies
  • Cost Analysis Production, Margin, Yields
  • Sourcing markets

Sign up below or email us at for more information. Places are very limited on this course – so sign up ASAP to secure your place.

No More Seats Available
Total Seats: 17
  • Beechlawn Organic Farm
  • Beechlawn
  • Ballinasloe
  • Co. Galway
  • H53 K753

Event Schedule Details

  • March 27, 2024 9:30 am
  • May 15, 2024 9:30 am
  • July 10, 2024 9:30 am
  • September 11, 2024 9:30 am

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